Abnormal Psychology, Study Guide

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Wiley, Sep 10, 1993 - Psychology - 288 pages
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Addresses two primary questions—what causes psychopathology and which treatments are most effective in preventing or reducing psychological suffering. Uses four paradigms or points of view to study abnormal psychology: biological, psychoanalytic, learning and cognitive. Also uses the humanistic and existential paradigm when therapy is at issue. New to this edition: an account of DSM-IV, the impact of cultural diversity on the categorization, etiology and therapeutics of diverse disorders such as posttraumatic stress, eating and borderline personality. Includes case studies, full color line and photographic illustrations.

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Contents

Historical and Scientific Considerations
1
Current Paradigms in Psychopathology and Therapy
13
Classification and Diagnosis
31
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MARVIN R. GOLDFRIED is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. In addition to his teaching, clinical supervision, and research, he maintains a limited practice of psychotherapy in New York City. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology, editorial board member of professional journals, and author of several books. Dr. Goldfried is cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. GERALD C. DAVISON is Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he was also Director of Clinical Training from 1979 to 1984 and Chair of the Department from 1984 to 1990. Among his many publications is the textbook Abnormal Psychology, coauthored with John Neale and published in 1994 in its sixth edition. His current research program focuses on the relationships between cognition and a variety of behavioral and emotional problems. In addition to his teaching and research, he is a practicing clinical psychologist.

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